I locked my 200 pound motorcycle to a post in downtown Pittsburgh, and got a parking ticket. The cop was a ninja, and I consider myself blessed to have seen him in action - a big group of people were walking down the street, and he just sort of ambled out of them, slipped an already-written ticket between my tank and seat, then walked into a nearby mall. A minute later, he drove by in the cruiser he had parked out back.
Are they really that afraid of talking to me?
Anyway, I guess I'm going to contest it. Technically, I was in the wrong, but, again, my motorbike weighs 200 pounds. Once, I slipped and dropped it, but I caught it an inch above the ground. I've picked the whole bike up by myself before to move it.
What do other people think? Here in Pittsburgh, we lock our mopeds to bike racks (totally cool). As a result, there are always scooters locked to bike racks (which is completely not cool - these things are HUGE and have trunks and passenger seats and helmets and all kinds of stuff hanging off of them).
Motorcycles in the downtown area are just parked in out-of-the-way areas. Sometimes I park mine where a few other bikes are parked, and mine is the only one that is ever locked to anything. The rest are just protected by gravity, I suppose.